Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We are giving birth to ourselves. Let’s be midwives to one another through this difficult, yet exhilarating, process.
— Dudley Martineau
Helping each other survive the traumas of our lives strengthens us. We can’t be overwhelmed by any experience if we rely on each other for support as we walk through it. How lucky we are.
Having the courage to take advantage of opportunities transforms us. Where do we want to take our lives? Who do we want to become? The decisions are many and exciting. The counsel of our friends can guide us, but which doors we open is up to us.
Most of us experienced the pain of our lives alone. Revealing to someone else what our lives were like was far too scary. How could they possibly like us or accept us if they knew who we really were? Now those days are gone forever. Our decision to get help, and thus give help, is giving every one of us the new life we deserve.
My rebirth gives me opportunities to share my good fortune with others. I will be attentive to everyone today.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation